Educational Opportunity Center

Access to education looks different for everyone. Through professional development, advocacy and expertise, the Educational Opportunity Center at MDC provides tools and resources for first-generation college individuals and potential students to carve a path out of poverty.

Overcome the barriers to education

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a TRiO-funded program that supports adults with free educational planning, career advising and exploration, assistance with financial aid forms and college applications, and student loan default advocacy.





Navigating Student Loans

Navigating Scholarships

Upcoming Events

Employment Readiness Workshop Series

Every Tuesday starting at 3 p.m.
Learn job searching strategies and how to find careers, build the perfect resume and nail your job interview.

Financial Literacy Workshop Series

Every Wednesday starting at 3 p.m.
Learn how to navigate student loan debt, how credit affects you, how create a budget and stick to it, and how to decide on the right career path.

The Education Opportunity Center staff are currently offering virtual services. Schedule an appointment and request an interview by phone, email, or video chat with an advisor today.

Our Locations

MDC Learning Center
721 S. Fawcett Ave., Room 203
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 888-6055

Tacoma Goodwill / REACH Center
714 South 27th Street,
Tacoma, WA 98409

(253) 573-6833

Bates Technical College
1101 South Yakima Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 680-7153

Clover Park Technical College
4500 Steilacoom Blvd., SW, Bldg. 17
Tacoma, WA 98466
(253) 583-8823

Pierce College
Fort. Steilacoom Campus
9401 Farwest Dr., SW
Lakewood, WA 98498
(253) 964-6682

Puyallup Campus
1601 39th Ave., SE
Puyallup, WA 98374
(253) 722-3429 (Ft. Steilacoom and Puyallup Campus)

Tacoma Community College
6501 S. 19th St., Bldg. 7
Tacoma, WA 98466

(253) 566-5201

The Evergreen State College
Tacoma Campus
1210 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 680-3000


University of Washington
Tacoma Campus
1900 Commerce St, Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 692-4000

Contact US

For an appointment with one of our advisers, use the contact form.

Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Closed Weekends and Holidays